Who Ate Up All the Shinga? by Park Wansuh

Who Ate Up All the Shinga?

Park Wan-suh is a best-selling and award-winning writer whose work has been widely translated and published throughout the world. Who Ate Up All the Shinga? is an extraordinary account of her experiences growing up during the Japanese occupation of Korea and the Korean War, a time of great oppression, deprivation, and social and political instability.Park Wan-suh was born in 1931 in a small village near Kaesong, a protected hamlet of no more than...


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TitleWho Ate Up All the Shinga?
ISBN9780231148986
Author
Release DateJul 1st, 2009
PublisherColumbia University Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Cultural, Asia, Biography, Literature, Asian Literature, War
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Reviews Who Ate Up All the Shinga?

  • Haiiro
    2017-04-13
    Càng lớn càng thấy lòng yếu đuối đi nhiều. Trước đây mình từng tick vào dòng SE cho một cái poll hỏi bạn thích truyện HE, SE hay OE; và tham gia vài topic thảo luận tương tự với lựa chọn tương tự. Nghĩ lại tưởng đã lâu lắm rồi. Bây giờ tâm hồn mong manh dễ vỡ, đọc sách cứ lo ngay ngáy nhỡ đâu nhân vật gặp bất hạnh, chỉ muốn một cái kết viên...
  • Paul Fulcher
    2013-07-14
    A wonderfully written autobiographical novel from one of Korea's leading authors, who died 2 years ago.Essentially the author's life story, up until the point in January 1951, in a deserted Seoul, waiting for the Communist North to re-take the city but too exhausted to flee, she realised that her destiny was to act as a witness to events and to become a writer. However this is in many senses closer to a novel than an autobiography. As she admits ...
  • Karolina
    2019-03-17
    3.5
  • John Armstrong
    2018-12-22
    In this work, described as autobiographical fiction, Korea’s greatest and most popular female author offers a straightforward and highly readable account of the first 20 or so years of her life in Korea including her experiences during the Occupation, the post-Liberation period, the early days of the division of Korea into North and South, and the Korean War. The most dramatic scenes come at the end of the book, when the war has settled into a ...
  • Chanhee Lee
    2017-02-20
    대한민국의 과거는 지금과 얼마나 다른 모습이었는지 상상도 가지 않는다. 다만 이 책을 읽으며 그시대의 분위기 그시대의 향기를 맡은 거 같은 기분이 든다. 정말 우리 할머니, 할아버지의 삶은 저런 시대를 거쳐 오늘날에 이르렀다는 것은 참으로 신기하고 또 존경스럽다.
  • hyerim lee
    2016-02-17
    "어떡하면 저 수수이삭의 건들댐이 더 슬프고 쓸쓸하게 보일까, 그 적당한 시점을 잡느라 키를 낮춰보기도 하고, 고개를 요리조리 돌려보기도 하다가 풀숲에 아예 누워버리기도 했다. 그리고 가슴에 고인 슬픔이 눈물이 되어 흐르길 가만히 기다렸다."
  • Tran Hao Thien
    2018-04-24
    Lần thứ hai đọc một truyện có nội dung là tuổi thơ bị khói lửa chiến tranh làm nhòa mờ, hóa tro tàn hư ảnh. Lần trước đó là Tốt -tô – chan. Tôi đã đọc truyện đó khá lâu, nhưng nhớ mang máng sau khi chiến tranh xảy ra, thì trường học đã bị dừng hoạt động hay sao đó, có mấy người phải nhập ngũ. Khá lâu rồi, phải đến 8 năm rồi không có th...
  • V
    2013-11-24
    Essential reading for readers seeking a different perspective on the years its covers. I felt a lot of conflicting emotions reading this, as it differed so much from the narrative one hears. In this book, the Soviets and fellow Koreans are more maligned than the Japanese, and the chaos and confusion take a front seat. The bitterness is palpable, and the voice is strong and without melodrama. Very different complexity and sources of tension than i...
  • Nguyen Anh
    2018-01-02
    Xém chút là cho 4* nhưng mà nhờ cái kết chưng hửng mà xuống còn 3!!! Truyện mở đầu như một bài thơ với những ký ức về thời thơ ấu ở quê của tác giả. Tình yêu quê, yêu ông bà sâu đậm được diễn tả hết sức chân thực và ngọt ngào nhưng đến giai đoạn nội chiến thuở thiếu niên thì không biết vì muốn quên đi hay vì một lý do gì mà những trang...
  • Jane
    2018-04-16
    무엇보다 인상적인 부분은 주인공과 엄마의 관계였던 것 같다. 엄마를 끊임없이 평가하고 조금 질투하는 것 같았다. 딸들은 왜 엄마를 이렇게 구박하게 되는지...
  • Hannah
    2016-08-14
    I didn't initially realize this was an autobiography when I picked it up, so I'm not sure if I would have chosen to read it initially if I'd known this, since I'm not usually a big autobiography fan. I think I would have rather opted for reading one of Park Wansuh's novels, but this is what was available to me at the time, and it turned out to be rather interesting in terms of understanding what life was like in Korea in the 1940s and especially ...
  • Darryl
    2010-04-01
    Park, a highly acclaimed author in South Korea, describes her experiences growing up in Korea, during the Japanese occupation, World War II and the Korean War. Her family lived in a village outside of Seoul, and was dominated by her domineering but loving Grandfather and her unscrupulous Uncle. Her father died when she was very young; her headstrong Mother decides to move her children to Seoul, to the consternation of her in-laws, as education an...
  • Huy
    2012-04-07
    Một cuốn sách hay về những ký ức ấu thơ, những hoài niệm về thời gian đã qua, đọc cuốn sách có thể cảm thấy nhiều điểm tương đồng về văn hóa giữa Hàn Quốc và Việt Nam. Có nhiều tình tiết rất hay trong cuốn sách, đó là khi tác giả kể về những loài cây cỏ ở quê hương, niềm thương nhớ nhà khi lên Seoul trọ học, và sự háo hức mỗi khi đư...
  • Kay
    2010-05-01
    Beautifully written autobiography of the authoress' life in Japan occupied Korea. The change between country to city, the lost way of living and the secret way of children living during this difficult time was poignant and thoughtful. I got the impression that the difficulty for children during this time was not the same as the more fraught and political world of the adults, the need to feel superior socially expressing itself in a different way....
  • Melissa
    2011-04-08
    Took me about 40 pages to realize I've already read this, but I'm not sure how - it's only been out a couple of years and I have no memory of the title or actively pursing Wan-suh's autobiography. I thought maybe I had read an excerpt in a short story collection, but I flipped ahead and remember the whole story line. So who knows? Wan-suh Park is probably one of the most well-known Korean women writers, and I really think this is her strongest wo...
  • Masha
    2016-04-01
    Loved the child's perspective and funny observations
  • Nguyễn Hoàng Vũ
    2015-05-13
    Dở kinh!
  • meeners
    2010-04-05
    very easy to read, and a refreshing look at the daily realities of life under colonial rule (+ korean war).